• Sport

Hiking loop: Le tour du Vuache

A long walk around this picturesque Jurassic mountain range. Between the Ecluse passage and the village of Chaumont, Mount Vuache provides a striking contrast with forest to the east and rock faces to the west.

Sport Hiking loop: Le tour du Vuache Vulbens


Departing from Vulbens (74520)
Average length : 06h30
Total elevation gain : 600m
Vertical drop : 600m
Distance : 27km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

A trail suitable only for experienced walkers. It runs goes around Mount Vuache via the six villages of Vulbens, Chevrier, Clarafond-Arcine, Chaumont, Savigny and Dingy-en-Vuache. The very marked difference between the cool, wooded north-eastern slopes and the warm, sheer south-western side ensures remarkably diverse flora and fauna. Breathtaking views of the peaks of the Jura mountains, the Geneva plain and the Salève range. Wear hiking boots and suitable clothing in wet weather.
A free leaflet is available on request from the Syndicat intercommunal d’Aménagement du Vuache (SIAV).

Documentation available from Town Halls, Tourist Offices and local shops: detailed 1:25,000 map of footpaths in the Vuache area (4 €) and the FFRP trail guide (Pays du Salève et du Vuache... à pied" (13.30 €)

Total elevation gain : 600m
Altitude max : 762m
Vertical drop : 600m


Directional posts Route fully signposted in accordance with departmental charter

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    Fort l'Ecluse and JP Bordon, 74520 Chevrier - Farm gate sale of apples, pears and fruit juice.
    La Treille, 74270 Chaumont - Sale of AOC white Savoie wine.
    Auberge du Pralet, 74270 Chaumont - Traditional cuisine and specialities from South-Western Franc.
    Le Pré Luison, 74270 Chaumont - Farm gate sale of cheeses and milk jam.
    La Renaissance, Olliet, 74520 Savigny - Farm gate sale of cheeses, pork meat products, eggs and beef.
    Les Escargots du Vuache, Cessens, 74520 Savigny - Farm gate sale of frozen products.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages informatives signs : French

    Recommendation: Hiking boots and appropriate clothing in wet weather. To avoid disturbing the wildlife and farm animals, please stay on the footpaths and keep your dogs on a lead.

    Period of practice

    All year round.
    Not recommended in bad weather.

    • Pets welcome
    • Car park
    • Picnic area


    Point de départ : parking du lieu-dit « Tire-cul » 74520 Vulbens
    Departing from : Vulbens (74520)
    Latitude : 46.100127 - Longitude : 5.924964

    Information panel at the beginning of the path. Signposted access to car park from the main road.

    Information update on 17/05/2024 by Office de Tourisme des Monts du Genevois